The Director of Financial Services assesses the Town of Blacksburg license taxes which are levied on the basis of gross receipts on businesses operating in the Town of Blacksburg. Delinquent taxes must be paid before the business license can be issued. You must file an application and pay the license tax by March 1 of each year. A new business must obtain a license prior to the date it begins business in the Town of Blacksburg. License processing will take approximately three to five days.
New Businesses: When you apply for a business license bring an estimate of your gross receipts for the current year to the Department of Financial Services. You will also need a Certificate of Occupancy, or, if your business is located in your home, a Home Occupation Permit. These can be obtained from Planning and Engineering, 540-443-1300, at no charge. Existing Businesses: Filing and payment deadline is March 1 on the previous year's gross receipts.
300 South Main Street, Blacksburg, VA 24060
Solicitors, Itinerant Merchants and Peddlers must obtain a Town of Blacksburg license immediately and prominently display this license.
Business Licenses Tax Rates
|Over $50,000 gross receipts:|
|Retail||$.20 per $100 gross receipts|
|Contractor||$.10 per $100 gross receipts|
|Business Services||$.23 per $100 gross receipts|
|Professional Services||$.37 per $100 gross receipts|
|Public Utilities||0.5% of gross receipts|
|Cable TV||$.36 per $100 gross receipts|
|Wholesalers||$.05 per $100 of purchases|
|Retail||Contractor||Business Services||Professional Services|
Solicitors: (Chapter 19 of Code) $30 application fee, $30 license fee, need police investigation
Mobile Food Vendor: $100
Meals Tax: 6% in addition to state sales tax of 5.3%
Hotel Tax: 7%